sterling: “too much!”
sterling: “bye bye sweet – heart”
sterling: “coming dude!”
jarod: “you want to go outside?”
“wow! super cool!”
jarod: “sterling, you want to go with me to the store?”
sterling: “bye bye mei mei (little sister).”
me: “oh, you want to get up?”
sterling: “o.k. dough-kay!”
when he doesn’t want to do something his reply follows along the same lines of whimsy with a “nopey doke!”
jarod: “aluminum foil wrap.”
he’s also fond of responding, “so cool!”
unfortunately he’s also learned other not nice behaviors from other children, such as making demands and proclaiming, “my turn!”
sterling: “i see the moon!”
a second later clouds rolled in partially covering the moon…
sterling: “uh oh, moon broken!”
when the clouds had completely hidden the moon…
sterling: “bye bye moon!”
turning and walking away he begins to play… but when the clouds moved out of the way once again revealing the moon he ran to the window with great enthusiasm and shouted: “hello moon!”
it’s mighty humbling to be instructed how to un-stop a drain plug by a two year old!
sterling: “i sorry. i bonk head.”
me: “oh, did you bonk your head?”
responding to his request-a-demand i kissed his head.
it sure is entertaining, even revealing when he quotes our typical conversations!
just another reminder that he really does pay attention to our words and actions.
yes, we too are thankful when he obey’s God’s word… and our word… and when we are wise enough to obey God’s word ourselves!
12.26 he began thanking God for his uncle t, aunt b & friends, c & m here. the next day he also threw in uncle t’s van. looks like with the variation in his answers he’s starting to truly get the idea of how to be thankful!
me: “what do you want mommy to do?”
sterling: “obey God’s word!”
eventually i learned that he also wanted me to play trains with him!
12.23 our bedtime routine begins by stripping sterling down for a bath and letting him run around the house naked while we chant, “naked baby! naked baby!” on this night however, once sterling was stripped down he exclaimed, “baby, it’s cold outside!”
at 72 degrees F inside he had the right idea! funny, and a bit scary, when your words start coming out of the mouths of babes! 12.25
sterling was running towards me with something in his hand and yelling… “i put the booger on!”
thankfully it wasn’t a booger, but a mini bow he had stuck to his hand!
12.26 recently sterling has made it a habit to run around the house shouting, “no! no! no!” so in order to redirect his behavior we’ve tried to explain that he can politely say, “no thank you.” however he doesn’t always choose to be polite. so one day when he was particularly stubborn jarod warned him that if he continued in his disobedience that he would have to spank his hand. so naturally, being a two year old, sterling decided to test his bounds and began shouting, “no!” so grabbing his hand jarod reminded him of why he was being disiplined when he began pleading, “no thank you! no thank you!” we both had to turn our heads to keep him from seeing us laughing hysterically!